Knowledge Sharing for Climate Change Adaption

News for Theme 'Agriculture, fisheries and food security'

  • aWhere Weather Platform Updates: August 2013

    lizzy_leighty | 2013-08-21 21:44 | Related project | Agriculture, fisheries and food security, Climate Science, Forestry

    New Feature:  Set Weather Alerts through the aWhere Platform

    Weather alerts are now available through the aWhere Platform. 

    Weather alerts enable platform users to sign up to receive a notification when a user-selected weather condition is met.  If the condition is met for any day in the forecast, an email ...

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  • Second newsletter out: Insights of some of the main research activities carried out so far d …

    fmannke | 2013-02-21 13:24 | Related project | Agriculture, fisheries and food security, Crosscutting Issues, Gender, Poverty and vulnerability

    11 February 2013

    Dear reader 
    The second CALESA newsletter has been published and is available here.

    In this second issue, Learn more about how the project teams tackle the project activities: Four field trials have been set-up at selected climate analogue sites in Kenya and Zimbabwe, base-line surveys have also ...

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  • Call for Papers: Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation

    fmannke | 2013-02-21 13:23 | Related project | Agriculture, fisheries and food security, Crosscutting Issues, Gender, Poverty and vulnerability

    11 February 2013

    The International Climate Change Information Programme (ICCIP)- in cooperation with Springer- is preparing a landmark, multi-volume reference work titled the “Handbook of Climate Change Adaptation”. This is an addition to the series “Climate Change Management” which, since it was launched in 2008, has become a world leading ...

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  • First newsletter out: Improving farming in Eastern and Southern Africa

    fmannke | 2013-02-21 13:21 | Related project | Agriculture, fisheries and food security, Crosscutting Issues, Gender, Poverty and vulnerability

    09 December 2011

    Dear reader –
    The first CALESA newsletter has just been published and is available here.

    In this first issue, find out how the CALESA project addresses one of the key challenges for the African continent, namely finding practical answers to the question how smallholders can progressively adapt to ...

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  • CALESA to be showcased at African Climate Teach-In Day 2011

    fmannke | 2013-02-21 13:19 | Related project | Agriculture, fisheries and food security, Crosscutting Issues, Gender, Poverty and vulnerability

    The African Climate Teach-In Day 2011 fosters awareness about climate change in schools and universities in Africa and to engage young people and future professionals in the search for local solutions for a problem with has severe implications to the African continent.The CALESA project will contribute a presentation to ...

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  • Project kicks off in Kenya

    fmannke | 2013-02-21 13:17 | Related project | Agriculture, fisheries and food security, Crosscutting Issues, Gender, Poverty and vulnerability

    22 February 2011

    After the German Federal Ministry of Economic Development and Cooperation gave green light for the new project the project “Adapting agriculture to climate change” kicks of these days in Nairobi, Kenya. 

    Implemented by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT), the partner consortium includes ...

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  • Promoting Knowledge Exchange for Better Adaptation: opportunities with TECA

    admin | 2012-02-02 15:14 | Related project | Agriculture, fisheries and food security

    By Andrea Rudiger, TECA (FAO)

    Successful adaptation to climate change by small producers is not merely a question of developing new adaptation technologies, but depends on granting access to them. Connecting farmers, extension services, the private sector, research institutes and non-governmental organizations and promoting exchange among these actors is crucial ...

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  • Featured publications

    jnnam | 2012-01-30 11:21 | Related project | Agriculture, fisheries and food security

    Visit our website for more publications on various themes.

    CARE (2011). Adaptation and food security.

     

    Below T.; Artner A.; Siebert R.; Sieber S. (2010). Micro-level practices to adapt to climate change for African small-scale farmers: a review of selected literature.

     

    WorldFish Centre (2010). The threat to fisheries and aquaculture from ...

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  • Featured projects

    jnnam | 2012-01-30 10:47 | Related project | Agriculture, fisheries and food security

    Adaptation to climate variability in the coastal zone - CORDIO East Africa
    The project is developing a Coastal Climate Outlook to forecast climate hazards to which coastal communities are vulnerable. Social vulnerability to climate change will be measured, and tools refined, for broader use in Eastern Africa.

    Mechal - Resilience of small ...

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  • Member profiles

    jnnam | 2012-01-28 17:17 | Related project | Agriculture, fisheries and food security

     

    Meet some of our members!


    Dr. Evelyn Komutunga works as an agricultural research officer for the National Agricultural Research Organization (NARO) of Uganda. She holds a PhD in Agrometeorology.  Her area of research is on maximizing agricultural production using weather and climate data. Contact: komutungae@gmail.com


     

    Mr.  Gebru Jember ...

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  • Promoting Knowledge Exchange for Better Adaptation: opportunities with TECA

    jnnam | 2012-01-28 17:01 | Related project | Agriculture, fisheries and food security

    By Andrea Rudiger, TECA (FAO)

    Successful adaptation to climate change by small producers is not merely a question of developing new adaptation technologies, but depends on granting access to them. Connecting farmers, extension services, the private sector, research institutes and non-governmental organizations and promoting exchange among these actors is crucial ...

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  • Meet Oumou Koulibaly, the new Knowledge sharing Officer at ENDA

    jnnam | 2012-01-28 16:48 | Related project | Agriculture, fisheries and food security

    Who is Oumou?
    My full name is Oumou Koltoum Koulibaly, originally from Burkina

    Faso. I graduated in English Studies at the University of Burkina Faso and later received my Masters degree in Cultural Management and Administration at the same university. In 2009, I received a post-graduate diploma in International Rural ...

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  • Interview with Binetou Diagne

    jnnam | 2012-01-28 16:38 | Related project | Agriculture, fisheries and food security

    A former AfricaAdapt Knowledge Sharing Officer shares her experiences


    Who is Binetou and how did you join AfricaAdapt?
    I’m a young African woman who is interested in ecology and fascinated by the beauty of African wildlife and nature. While I was pursuing my Masters in International Marketing I was ...

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  • Upcoming events

    jnnam | 2012-01-28 16:33 | Related project | Agriculture, fisheries and food security

    Watch out for 11 exciting meet and greets in different locations across Africa!

     

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  • Coming soon!

    jnnam | 2012-01-28 16:31 | Related project | Agriculture, fisheries and food security

    • AfricaAdapt policy briefs: for people engaging with policy makers and advisors
    • Launch of our new website: it is faster, easier to use, and more interactive
    • Resource guides: quick reference guides on topical issues like: what is climate science; how can we use social media to make our work more visible ...
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  • Recent AfricaAdapt publications

    jnnam | 2012-01-28 16:24 | Related project | Agriculture, fisheries and food security

    • AfricaAdapt tales: The exciting story of how the AfricaAdapt network has evolved and how vulnerable yet marginalised local communities in Africa are using knowledge to adapt to climate change.

    • CD-ROM of selected resources on climate change adaptation: A compendium of close to 200 selected research, policy documents, case studies and ...

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  • AfricaAdapt Meet and Greet in Uganda

    jnnam | 2012-01-28 15:05 | Related project | Agriculture, fisheries and food security

    AfricaAdapt held a meet and greet for its Ugandan members on the side of the 29th Greater Horn of Africa Climate Outlook Forum (GHACOF29) which took place from 1-3 September 2011 in Entebbe, Uganda.  The Forum which was officially opened by Hon. Flavia Munaaba, Minister of State for Environment of ...

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  • AfricaAdapt supports 8 community-led projects

    jnnam | 2012-01-27 14:13 | Related project | Agriculture, fisheries and food security

    We received nearly 400 applications for the 3rd edition Knowledge Sharing Innovation Fund launched in August 2011 from which we selected eight projects from eight African countries.

    The Fund offers grants of up to US$9,000 for new initiatives that engage marginalized and ‘hard-to-reach’ communities affected by climate change ...

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  • African-led Phase 2 begins

    jnnam | 2012-01-27 14:11 | Related project | Agriculture, fisheries and food security

    April 1st 2011 marked the beginning of Phase 2 of AfricaAdapt and a new era where the network is exclusively led by African institutions. Environment and Development in the Third World (ENDA) is the new coordinating entity, taking over from the Institute of Development Studies (University of Sussex).

    This devolution ...

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  • Emission radio_broadcast

    foeeloundou | 2011-04-23 02:55 | Related project | Agriculture, fisheries and food security, Poverty and vulnerability

    Dear Members,

    For those who are in Benin, find your live broadcast Clim-infos every Thursday at 3 pm and repeat every Sunday at 2 pm on Ocean FM (88.6 FM).  That broadcasting are introduced for the implementation of project: information and knowledge sharing for the strengthening of adaptation strategies ...

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